Chris Straley

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Principal and Owner at Instructional Design Genius

Instructional Design Genius

Chris worked in education for 15 years as a teacher, instructional designer, & learning manager for multiple Fortune 500s before starting his own company, Instructional Design Genius, which offers a project management platform specifically for the learning industry. He holds a BA in English from the University of Illinois and MS in Education from the University of Dayton.

eLearning Articles by Chris Straley

Learning Development Gets A Bad Rap And We're Partly To Blame

Learning Development Gets A Bad Rap And We're Partly To Blame

Thursday, 12 October 2017 by Chris Straley

The real challenges to the future of Learning and Development and what can be done about them.

Corporate
How To Speak About Training ROI Without Devolving Into Bullsh*t!

How To Speak About Training ROI Without Devolving Into Bullsh*t!

Thursday, 29 June 2017 by Chris Straley

This article outlines how learning professionals should speak about training ROI to demonstrate value without making unsubstantiated claims.

Corporate
5 Highlights From LinkedIn's 2017 Workplace Learning Report

5 Highlights From LinkedIn's 2017 Workplace Learning Report

Sunday, 5 March 2017 by Chris Straley

This past October LinkedIn assembled the 2017 Workplace Learning Report to provide an overview of industry statistics, trends, and recommendations.…

Trends
Demystifying 8 Corporate Learning Buzzwords

Demystifying 8 Corporate Learning Buzzwords

Thursday, 11 August 2016 by Chris Straley

In this article we will examine a few of the most common corporate learning buzzwords used in the organizational culture.

Corporate
Using Word Clouds To Support Learning And Development

Using Word Clouds To Support Learning And Development

Friday, 3 June 2016 by Chris Straley

Word clouds offer great value beyond sprucing up presentations. Learning and Development professionals can leverage visualization techniques such as word…

Corporate
Learning And Development: Anyone Can Do It… Right?

Learning And Development: Anyone Can Do It… Right?

Sunday, 15 May 2016 by Chris Straley

The belief that anyone can build or deliver training permeates many corporate cultures. This article attempts to identify what drives…

Corporate
Organizational Trends In Learning And Development

Organizational Trends In Learning And Development

Friday, 29 April 2016 by Chris Straley

This article highlights organizational trends around cost, time, modality, and content in the field of Learning and Development based upon…

Trends
Pedagogy Vs Andragogy: An Unnecessary Paradigm

Pedagogy Vs Andragogy: An Unnecessary Paradigm

Thursday, 21 April 2016 by Chris Straley

How can a thoughtful learning professional best address the needs of learners regardless of their age? The following article provides…

Instructional Design